Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Police photo lineups: how background colours can skew eye witness identification

Our Catriona Havard has a piece published in The Conversation today on police photo lineups: Identification parades can be powerful evidence in securing convictions in criminal cases. But eyewitness evidence is notoriously prone to errors – and organisations such as the Innocent Project have found out that 70% of wrongful convictions that were later exonerated had verdicts based on… Continue reading Police photo lineups: how background colours can skew eye witness identification

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Forensic Psychology, Psychology

The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro

A sponsored article featuring the School of Psychology on the topic of TV versus real-world crime scene investigations has been published in the London-based 'Metro' newspaper. The article, entitled 'The CSI Effect' outlines Forensic Psychology opportunities available through the Open University. Prof Graham Pike, CPRL Director of Research, remarks that materials drawn on for grisly… Continue reading The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro